Sergeant First Class Billy Joe Watson was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Watson served our country until June 21, 1971 in Ninh Thuan, South Vietnam. He was 38 years old and was married. It was reported that Billy died when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by lightning and it crashed. His body was recovered. Billy was born on October 19th, 1932 in Okemah, Oklahoma. SFC Watson is on panel 3W, line 084 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Billy Joe Watson was born and raised in Okemah, Oklahoma on Oct 19th, 1932. He was the son of Etta Watson. Billy married Freda Louise Dacus and they had five children; Robert, Billy, Anthony, Lisa and David.
Placement on the Wall:
Panel W3 Line 84
Home of Record: Okemah, OK
Date of birth: 10/19/1932
Service Branch: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E7
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Promotion Note: None
ID No: 444408786
MOS or Specialty: 11F4S: Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist (Special Forces Qual
Length Service: **
Unit: TF-3 AE, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Start Tour: 05/13/1969
Incident Date: 06/21/1971
Casualty Date: 06/21/1971
Age at Loss: 38
Location: Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Vehicle loss or crash
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